S01E09: The Global Waste Opportunity

In episode 9, we explore the opportunities that are offered by resources beyond their current use. In the linear economy, we dispose of the end component or product when we decide it is redundant, but that has led us to unsustainable practices, such as landfills and incineration. In the circular economy, we require segregation, decentralisation and no or renewable energy for one chain’s waste to become another’s input. In this episode we explore how we can valorise waste, and what policies, structures and mindset we need. We also hear stories of how two individuals are converting ceramic and glass waste into wealth.

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The world needs to shift to a new paradigm, but what is stopping us and how can we do this? In 2015, 193 world leaders signed up to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve a more prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable world by the year 2030. We have the technology, we have the people and if we have the money but can we make this target? Romi Sumaria and Aarti Shah explore some of the biggest challenges that we face to meet these goals, share the real stories of what is being done on the ground and speak to inspiring individuals and organisations that are leading the way in delivering impact.